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Be Present

A Principal's Reflections

There is no better way to get the pulse of a school as a leader than to be in classrooms. I have never considered myself one to be tied to a desk and/or office, but the managerial aspects of the position and ridiculous amounts of paperwork catch up to you at some point.

Google Apps for Edu: Learning the Ropes - guest post

Educational Technology Guy

By: Rob May, CEO, Backupify More and more schools today are moving their data to the cloud, and more specifically to Google Apps. In the past two years, there has been a 100 percent increase in the number of students using Google Apps for Education – with 72 of the top 100 Universities (based on US News & World Report) using Google Apps and saving upwards of $1.5M annually.

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Grab Your Free ThingLink EDU Upgrade

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

It''s no secret that ThingLink EDU is one of my favorite and most frequently used tools. I love ThingLink because it provides users with the ability to turn any image into a multimedia rich interactive graphic. Add video, images, audio, and links to any content on the web with the click of a button.

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The Mobile Native

Using iPads in the Classroom 1. Only One iPad in the Classroom? iPad Apps Separated by Subject Area 3. iPad and iPod Resources 4. The 55 Best Free Educational Apps for iPad 5. 15 Literacy Apps to Create Books on the iPad 6. 23 Ways to Use the iPad in a PBL Classroom 7. Middle School iPad Apps 8.

5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.

Pillars of Digital Leadership Series: Student Engagement and Learning

A Principal's Reflections

This post is the fifth in a series that will outline the foundational elements of my new book, Digital Leadership: Changing Paradigms for Changing Times. It is set to be published by Corwin Press on January 14, 2014.

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73+ Ways to Use ThingLink by Donna Baumbach

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Are you looking for ways to use ThingLink? Are you wondering if you should sign up for the Free Educator Premium Upgrade before December 31st?

The trick to knowing what social networking sites are right for students

The Innovative Educator

Parents often come to innovative educators for advice about the online spaces their children are or should be using. Is Snapchat ok? What about Instagram ? Should my child be using Facebook and Twitter ? What is a safe site for my pre-teen to engage socially?

OpenEd: Free, Open Source EdTech Video and Games Resource for Teachers

The 21st Century Principal

OpenEd is a free service that offers users what it terms "the largest educational resource catalog with over a quarter of a million Common Core-aligned videos, games, and assessments." Users can do anyone of the following: Search for video and games by keyword or directory subject.

Be That Cool Teacher- Mobile Learning in The Classroom 101


With the recent expansion of mobile learning through various teaching tools such as iPads, laptops, ipod touches, and various other tablets, it is important for educators to know how to strengthen their instructional practices using these practical tools.

Teachers’ Guide to Plagiarism

This article provides teachers with a step-by-step guide on how to handle plagiarism in the classroom: it examines the definition of the term "plagiarism" and its types with examples, describes common reasons students plagiarize, and provides tips for teachers to detect and prevent plagiarism among students.

10 Tips For the Beginner EdTech Technology Teacher on Special Assignment


By CUE Member and Guest Blogger Serena McKinney MY STORY Packing up my classroom was a strange feeling after only having been in it for six years. Until, I realized the size and scope of my new classroom; the Irvine Unified School District. This summer, nearly one week before school started, I left the comfort […]. The post 10 Tips For the Beginner EdTech Technology Teacher on Special Assignment appeared first on OnCUE. Blended Learning Common Core Standards Technology in Education

How Hour of Code Went Down at Our School

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English and drama teacher Mr. Van Amburgh started the ball rolling by bringing all of his classes to the computer lab to participate in Hour of Code. How cool is that? An English teacher promoting computer education!

9 Education Reform Fallacies Held to Be True by Current Education Reformers

The 21st Century Principal

"Since the formation of the United States of America, there has been debate over the roles and purposes of education." Christopher Tienken & Donald Orlich, The School Reform Landscape: Fraud, Myth, and Lies Because educational policymakers were so successful in using the Sputnik incident in promoting new education policy and change, it seems we have a new "Sputnik-moment" every 10 years or so, and with Arne Duncan, we seem to have one every time the latest round of PISA scores are released.

NXT Robots and #HourofCode

My Paperless Classroom

This Tutorial was originally published on T he Hausner Robotics Team Blog The Lego NXT robots use a visual programming interface that is object based. If you need to download it, start here.

Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.

2014 - the year of the wearable?

Learning with 'e's

Wearable computing is just one small step up from mobile technology. A large percentage of the world''s population is already connected through mobile phones, e-readers, games consoles and tablet computers.

The Paperless Classroom According to Our Science Teacher Ms. Brown

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I learned a lot from our 7th and 8th grade Middle School science teacher Moka Brown about how she manages her paperless classroom. Does she ever use paper? Just for tests", she reports.

How to Stop Those Unwanted Auto Audio and Video Ads From Playing While Web Browsing

The 21st Century Principal

If your web experience has been like mine lately, you have probably noticed more auto audio and video ads playing as you access web pages. These auto-audio ads can really be a nuisance. Of course you can turn your Volume off, but every time you need the volume, you must turn it on again. I explored the web forums just a bit, and I think I have found a solution for Chrome Browser users. Here''s how: 1.

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Announcing the 2014 School Leadership Summit Virtual Conference + Call for Proposals

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership ( TICAL ) and Steve Hargadon are pleased to announce the second annual School Leadership Summit, Thursday, March 27th, 2014.

Key Elements for Successful eLearning Projects

Discover how this rapid development process creates engaging, custom learning solutions on a timeline that works for you, why a strong learning culture is important, and how to showcase your Return on Learning (ROL) using data to tell the story.

NXT Hour of Code Part 2

My Paperless Classroom

NXT hour of Code Part 2 In this video you learn how to program switches and the ultrasonic sensor. If you haven''t seen it, be sure to check out Part One. Programming

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The Innovative Educator Hosts Tonight’s #SSchat (December 16)

The Innovative Educator

If you are a social studies teacher, librarian or tech teacher who infuses social studies and current events into your work, or a teacher of another subject that incorporates social studies into your lessons, then I hope you’ll join me at 7 p.m. EST tonight for #sschat. During this conversation the topic will be "Enriching social studies with social media."

Is EVAAS a 'Clear Path to Global Ed Excellence' or Product of Grandiose Marketing?

The 21st Century Principal

According to a recent post by Audrey Amrein-Beardsley on her blog VAMBoozled! VAMs (Value-added measures) have been used in Tennessee for more than 20 years" and that they are the brainchild of William Sanders, who was an agricultural statistician/adjunct professor at the University of Knoxville when introduced.

A Monthly Twitter Chat for Hawaii Educators! Hashtag: #edchatHI

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A monthly Twitter chat for Hawaii educators! Anyone who lives in or is from Hawaii and is involved in education is invited to join the conversation! I''m happy to be a member of the organizing team, with Ellen Cordeiro , Michelle Colte , and Michael Fricano.

Leveraging Learner Variability to Elevate Equity in EdTech

Speaker: Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director, Learner Variability Project

In this webinar, Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer of Digital Promise, will share his insights into the modern boom in neuroscience and learning sciences research. You'll discover how much more we know now about how students learn - and how we can use that knowledge to create EdTech-enabled classrooms that can meet the diverse needs of all students.

NXT Hour of Code Part One

My Paperless Classroom

NXT Hour of Code Part One Hausner HOC tutorial on NXT robots In this tutorial I walk through programming a Lego NXT robot to move forward and display an image. A fun basic program to get to know the interface. Programming

The hottest posts that everyone's reading

The Innovative Educator

Here’s the roundup of what''s been popular on The Innovative Educator blog. Below you’ll see the top posts along with the number of page views. I hope there''s something that looks of interest to you. If it does, check it out. If you’re inspired use one of those icons below the post to share it with others and/or leave a comment. Entry Pageviews Think before you send or post Nov 1, 2013, 1809 Does Twitter have a minimum age requirement?

Quick Key Mobile Now Free: Turn Your iOS Device into a Quiz and Test Scanner

The 21st Century Principal

Quick Key Mobile is an iOS app for teachers that basically turns the iOS device into a scanner for quizzes and tests. Quick Key Mobile was created by Design by Educators, INC. DBE), the Cambridge, MA. based company. This app first made a splash among teachers in March of this year when a grainy YouTube video demo of the prototype iPhone app went viral and racked over 450,000 views.

Considering Home Learning When Doing Mobile

Education with Technology

Many schools are going mobile or one-to-one. Schools sometimes make decisions without thinking about the full consequences such as mobile and home learning. If schools supply mobile devices to the students, do the students take the mobile devices home? If students do not take the mobile device home, then mobile is only considered an in-school learning tool. Teachers cannot assign at home mobile work. Students can not learn 24/7.

EdTech at School

This E-book is designed to support educators with case studies of education technology use at school.